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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Equipment Design experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Equipment Design landscape.


Expert Witness #259350

This expert holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. This expert has:

-  extensive experience in automotive, and industrial equipment and systems;
-  design of manufacturing operations and specialized equipment;
-  authored and edited Operations and Maintenance manuals for plant equipment;
-  experience with selection of electric motors for use both in manufacturing operation and in industrial machinery for powering pumps, fans, and other rotary motion;
-  setup assembly line and batch type manufacturing processes for production of various parts, assemblies, and machines;
-  worked with electric vehicles, both conversion from gasoline, and as manufactured
-  knowledge of the operation of vehicle electric motors both as motive power and for auxiliary systems;
-  diagnosed and repaired generators and alternators for vehicle system battery charging.

This expert has many years of experience in the design, manufacture, repair, and operation of passenger and high-performance motorcycles and racing cars.


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Expert Witness #256969

This expert has focused a consulting, engineering and design practice on towing and trailering equipment, heavy equipment, mobile equipment, and oil/gas drilling equipment, much of which is hitch mounted. This expert has analyzed and performed testing on multiple trailer auxiliary connections (safety chains/cables) and has researched federal, state, and SAE standards for trailer auxiliary connections. This expert is a member of the NATM (National Association of Trailer Manufacturers) and NATDA (North American Trailer Dealers Association. This expert is responsible for ground up designs of 5th wheel style trailers and has performed structural analyses on small and large flatbed trailers and enclosed utility trailers (bumper pull and gooseneck). This expert has also designed mounting platers, and various hitch-mounted products.


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Expert Witness #255238

This expert is an independent consultant in the safe use and design of construction, industrial, and agricultural equipment. This expert's experience includes the evaluation of product design, warnings development and safety and operational training. This expert served as a delegate on various ISO and ANSI subcommittees and is as a noted authority on lifting equipment safety.


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Expert Witness #251086

This expert is President, CEO and Principal Engineer for a highly sought-after engineering consultancy. A Graduate Mechanical Engineer with many years of professional, domestic and international engineering system design & material defect analysis experience, this expert has been called upon to examine and investigate numerous design, fabrication and operational issues related to various processes being performed, items being fabricated and parts being produced in volumes and at rapid rates. These have included the designing and overseeing of the installation of 83 brand new production lines of machinery and equipment for the production of diapers and various feminine hygiene products. Additionally, this expert has investigated the assembly line and product defect failures associated with juice packet spout application failures which caused excessive product leakage and large storage issues. Such design and product assembly processes relied heavily on photoelectric cells, high speed counters, adjustable guideways and multiple mechanical assemblies that directed parts into specific positions in order to be mated up with other components all at excessively high speeds. These efforts ranged from the insert of the raw materials to the folded or packaged finished product ready for shipment. Over the course of this expert's years of design, fabrication, construction and project management work combined with years of mechanical investigation and testing experience, this expert has centered work around mechanical system and material component analyses. Retained by both national and international insurance organizations, plaintiff and defense law firms and private industry to perform mechanical equipment assessments and causation evaluations, this expert has extensive prior litigation history including deposition and courtroom testimony.


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Expert Witness #216341

This expert provides Expert Witness, Investigation, and Technical Consulting services for Industrial Control Systems, Automated Systems, and Safety Systems. This expert has litigated several cases that involve PLC ladder logic, and has designed scores of systems which utilize PLC code. This expert manages an automation engineering group, and writes/analyzes PLC code virtually every day. Experience includes:

Automated Machinery – Manufacturing Plants, Production Plants

Robotics – Assembly Lines, Semiconductor Plants, Packaging Plants

Control Systems – PLC Controls, Computer Controlled Machines

Automatic and Revolving Doors

Amusement Park Rides – Control Systems, Safety Systems

Bowling Centers – Equipment Systems

Mining – Surface and Strip Mining, Coal, Quarry, Minerals, Oilsands, Conveyors, and Crushers

Lasers – Etching Equipment, Production Lines

Egg Production and Packaging

Food and Beverage Plants – Snack Foods, Cereal, Pasta, Soft Drinks, Beer, Meat Packaging

Breweries

Conveyors – Belt Conveyors, Bucket Conveyors, Packaging Machines, Vibratory Systems

Wood Production – Sawmills, Chippers, Wood Pellet Plants

Patents – Control Systems, Automated Devices, Production and Manufacturing Machines

Contract Disputes – Control Systems, Production Equipment, Manufacturing Equipment

This expert has acquired many years of experience in electrical, electronic, automation, robotics, bulk materials handling, and mechanical system design. As an inventor, this expert holds several electronic and mechanical patents. This expert’s technical background includes extensive experience with digital logic circuits, vision systems, laser research involving Co2 lasers (Class 4 100 watt), and laser diodes (Class 3B). This expert has established and managed several engineering, CAD, automation, and field service groups, for deployment of automated machinery in the food, beverage, refinery, coal, oil sands, pharmaceutical, and chemical plant industries. Most of this work carried over to the field, where this expert managed electrical and mechanical field construction projects.

This expert’s memberships have included ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society), and AEE (The Association of Energy Engineers). Authorships include Whitepapers for RAM (Remote Asset Management), Energy Management, Automation, and cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) for FDA related validation procedures in lab environments. Intellectual property and patent experience includes work as a Technical Expert Witness involving patent infringement and automation related accidents.


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Expert Witness #235236

This expert is an electro-mechanical engineer specializing in design and development of electronic, mechanical and electro-mechanical machinery and equipment for commercial and consumer products, material handling systems, automated assembly machines, weaving and tufting machines and sub-systems. This expert's extensive experience in developing products and machine systems has qualified this expert as an expert in analyzing a multitude of products, systems and machines. This expert has conceived of, designed, fabricated, produced and supplied over sixty (60) machines and products to clients and customers and is quite familiar with machine operating tolerances as well as the patent process. This expert has designed, fabricated and supplied a folding machine that would fold a variety of different disposable surgical sheets where the operating slit was at the outside edge of the last fold. This expert holds many patents for the equipment and products designed, built and manufactured for clients. This expert understands the litigation process; knows the role as an expert witness and/or consultant; this includes over one thousand depositions and over two hundred trials in both federal and state courts in numerous states in the US.


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Expert Witness #256408

This expert holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. This expert's field of specialty is Engineering Design, and this expert has worked on various types of equipment from pipes and valves to propulsion equipment to automotive power systems and nuclear power plants. This expert has served as an independent engineering consultant for many years.


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Expert Witness #250600

This expert has an extensive background in the physical sciences and mathematics: engineering and science degrees plus many years in the high-technology defense/aerospace industry. This expert's forensic experience includes cases dealing with electric circuits, electric shock, lightning damage, electrically ignited fires, wire and radio communications, radio interference, cellular and wireless telephone technology, audio and video reproduction, surveillance and tracking systems, industrial machinery controls, traffic radar and lidar, automotive electronics, and other electrical and electronic equipment.

One project required this expert to examine and disassemble a free-standing ATM in a laboratory in order to find the design flaw that led to its occasional malfunction (and of other similar ATMs).

This expert's expertise in electronic computing and controls includes:

-  thorough training in electrical engineering and the physical sciences,
-  wide-ranging practice in the lab, in the field, and in the courtroom,
-  ability to constructively investigate and illuminate the capabilities and limitations of equipment operating, or failing, in the physical world.

This expert's training and experience with hundreds of incidents involving failures, mis-designs, and malfunctions allows this expert to understand and analyze the "next new thing" -- from smartphones to the smart grid -- accurately and efficiently.

This expert has contributed to a variety of legal matters all based on electrical equipment and electronic computing and controls technology including: electric shock, electrical wiring, electrical fire and lightning damage, audio and video recording, radio broadcasting, traffic radar and lidar, electronic control circuitry, cellular phone localization, electronic surveillance, consumer electronics capabilities, automobile control systems, radio and telephone communication, electrical accidents, and industrial machinery.  This expert has been deposed 30 times and testified in state and federal courts 30 times (different cases).


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Expert Witness #231361

This expert is a licensed professional engineer and expert witness who holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. This expert has many years of professional experience in mechanical engineering, consumer product design, research and development, forensic investigation and litigation support. Additionally, this expert holds over twenty patents.

Prior to focusing on work as a forensic mechanical engineer and serving as an expert witness, this expert led an accomplished engineering career designing and developing innovative mechanical components and high-pressure equipment and conducting failure analyses over a broad variety of situations, most of which led to patents. This included designing and developing high-volume machined metal and injection-molded plastic parts, low-pressure seals, springs and stampings as well as manufacturing processes for composites, plastics and adhesive bonding. Working in research and development for major corporations in the aeronautical, petroleum, fluid power and automotive industries, as well as serving for over a decade as a forensic expert witness, this expert draws on a comprehensive background of diverse engineering experience to assist clients with cases involving evaluations of consumer products and commercial, industrial and agricultural equipment for products liability issues and patent disputes, including significant deposition and courtroom testimony experience.


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